May 13, 2022
  • May 13, 2022

DOCOMO’s Okayama building will be powered by 100% renewable energy, sustainability

By on March 30, 2022 0

TOKYO, JAPAN — NTT DOCOMO, INC., and NTT Anode Energy Corporation (NTT AE) announced today that they will sign an Offsite Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to supply power to the Okayama building of DOCOMO which houses the network facilities entirely with renewable energy, mainly from the newly built solar power plant of NTT AE, from April.

This will be the first time DOCOMO has implemented an offsite PPA and is part of the company’s efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero by 2030. The new solar power plant, which will provide power electricity exclusively to DOCOMO, to ensure that the company has stable and long-term access to electricity, even if the Japanese energy market becomes unstable one day.

Through the new plant, which is located in Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture under the offsite PPA, NTT AE, acting as a distributor for its subsidiary ENNET Corporation, will supply electricity to the Okayama building. via the public electricity transmission and distribution network. . For any contracted electricity that cannot be supplied solely via solar under the offsite PPA, NTT AE will purchase designated non-fossil certificates for renewable energy, to ensure that the percentage of electricity supplied and used by the building will be raised to be classified as 100% renewable. As a result, the building should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (including non-fossil certificates) by around 10,000 tons per year.

In the future, DOCOMO and NTT AE will continue to use NTT Group assets to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by adopting more renewable energy with additionality, thereby contributing to a carbon-neutral society in Japan.